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Old 24-10-2012, 20:38   #1
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What is your favorite

What is the one passage that you can not wait to take or one you have on your top to do trips and why
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Truk Lagoon - Micronesia - Wreck diving
Vanuatu - Beautiful
SEA to Australia - Visit my childhood stomping grounds in Pittwater

Warm, interesting, cheap, beautiful, relatively uncrowded and non commercialized are generally important to me.

If I get 5-10 years of good Southwest Pacific cruising in I will have exceeded all my expectations.
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Old 25-10-2012, 21:22   #3
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The reason for asking is that what is in my mind as a great idea doesn't always play out the same way...... I THINK my dream trip the one that I can't wait to do would be from the Galapagos to Fiji to Australia ... But I am also a very ambitious but also very new into this. We have taken the trip to mecca/Annapolis and then down to Florida for the sailing lesson and read every book and post we can. Have subscriptions to every sailing magazine we can find and started studying charts and maps. Not to mention the great purge happening now. I know the first few years will be learning curves but I want to have a goal that will be able to be achieved.
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Singlehanding around Cape Horn, both ways, in a small sailboat. It's just something that I want to do, just for myself.

I know that small boats have already done it, so it won't be to set any record, or publicity stunt.

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The old Clipper Route..... North and South Atlantic... rounding the Cape of Good Hope and then on to Australia on the edge of the 40's... reason...?
For the Adrenalin what else...
Thought it was going to happen this year.. sadly the boat proved not up to the task... so did the Milk Run instead...
Still did get to sail the S.Pacific so not all bad...
only one Ocean left to sail... the N.Pacific...
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Old 25-10-2012, 22:28   #6
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To the OP, What is the "great purge"?

Standing off for the route California to Alaska. Hard weather, technical sailing. And to revisit what I could have done better to avoid a long beating.

Down to Bequia from anywhere in USA. I have always wanted to visit since I read an article about their boat building.

Making west to New Zealand. Twice I had been denied by cyclones.

The Maritimes thence to Greenland thence Shannon, Ireland. To follow the oceanic routes. From the air is one thing, from the water would be a different perspective. Of course, to revisit Eire would be grand.

I have no desire for the horn although my brother does. I think he will cry for momma but we'll see if and when he ever gets free from land bound commitments.

EDIT: I just keeping adding to the list...the Seychelles. Spectacular! And to visit my friend in his country. He is former air wing commander. Just a great guy.
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The great purge is getting rid of the 26 years of stuff we decided to keep for some reason.....that and the stuff that we got by default for being the sentimental type. Not to mention the crap we got on all of the vacations and random trips.
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Thank you for the reply. Most of my stuff was literature including personal letters and photos. My method was to know this would be the final 'goodbye' so with that in mind I read carefully each letter, viewed closely each photo...and tossed them into the burn pile. My tools...my tools I will keep and in as pristine fashion as I am able until I pass them onto the next caretaker. Power tools are a dime a dozen, I am talking fine tools from a bygone era.
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The triangle: from the Columbia river to LA to Hawaii back to Seattle and the inside passage to Alaska.
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Anywhere that involves an ocean crossing. The inside passage in SE AK is very nice.
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Solo non-stop circumnavigation over the poles in an open expedition boat.

Fit sled runners to the bilge keels for skimming over the ice, a landship.

Why? Nobody has done it (afaik), perhaps for some obscure yet sensible reason. Also, it would be a blast, one would be a high ranking salt-crusted sailorman, and one could make considerable revenue from selling books and photos about it. Not sure which way to go, though....South down the Atlantic, north up the Pacific? Hmmm, with a starting point in the Southpac one would have an appealing destination once it's over. Please submit Penguin Stew recipes care of this account, you'll get full credit and royalties and a signed photograph in a genuine Penguinskin frame.
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Mine is the South Pacific. I have spent time in Micronesia and Fiji and have dreamed about going back to the region ever since. My husband's is the Med. We had decided to join the ARC Europe next May for our first major crossing and spend a year or two in the Med before coming back to the Caribbean and heading for Panama and the South Pacific. However, with both of our twin daughters announcing they are pregnant, one due 4/28 with first and the other 6/17 with second, our plans have changed. We will be hanging out in the Caribbean now for the next year -- definitely not a bad place to hang out! We are now thinking that we will start working our way to Panama approximately a year from now from Grenada where we plan to spend the 2013 hurricane season. We will catch the Med on the backside. I love retirement!

Good luck with the purge! I had so many mixed feelings as I worked through our purge. But it was so worth it, there really is a new sense of total freedom that I have never experienced before.
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Re: What is your favorite

a) RTW, eastwards, via the Southern Ocean, with stopovers. Me and the Admiral.

b) Round Australia to see her southern staes and revisit the northern territory.

I think we will make b) a subpart of our a).

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